Nov 14, 2012 4:00am PST
: you won't find blastic bags at the checkout counter at bob's market in southern california. they are banned in 50 cities and counties across the state. francine shops with her own reusable bag and wants more communities to enforce similar bans. >> if they went through a garbage dump or a trash site and saw what was going on they would think twice about it. >> reporter: supporters of the ban say plastic bags crowd land fills, pollute streets and waterways and threaten marine life. where plastic is banned like here in santa monica, stores go through piles of paper bags. those also take a toll on the environment but about 50% do get recycled. that's compared to about 5% of plastic bags. but manufacturers say banning the bags is unfair. >> the amount of litter nationally that plastic bags produce is less than half of 1%. >> reporter: marine scientis is with the advocacy group heal the bay and says in los angeles plastic bags make up closer to 25%. >> litter on the streets gets washed through the storm sewer system, through our waterway systems. and plastic bags are part of that
Nov 19, 2012 4:00am PST
rain begins falling this evening in northern california and moves up the coast, bringing as much as 5 inches over the next few days. snow in higher elevations could top one foot in the south. expect high wind and rain from the carolinas to florida. the southwest and northeast remain dry. >>> in sports this morning, another bruising chapter in one of the nfl's fiercest rivalries. the ravens visiting the steelers in pittsburgh. in the first, byron leftwich rumbles 31 yards to the end zone. pittsburgh up 7-0. second quarter, jones takes a punt back 63 yards for the score. that's the ravens only touchdown of the game but it was enough to give baltimore a 13-10 win. >>> a classic comeback. carolina for the tampa bay buccaneers. the bucs trailing by eight points in the last minute. josh freeman threads the needle to vince jackson for the touchdown. tampa bay needing the two-point conversion for the tie. it's jackson again. grabbing the pass in the end zone. so we go to overtime. the bucs strike first, freeman hits dallas clark for the game-winning touchdown. tampa bay overcomes an 11-point
Nov 20, 2012 4:00am PST
. >>> meanwhile, four men in california have been arrested in a terrorist plot. federal officials say the men arranged to join al qaeda and the taliban. they allegedly plans to kill americans at home and in afghanistan by bombing government buildings. if convicted, they could face up to 15 years in prison. >>> in washington, republicans are digging in their heels over the possible nomination of susan rice to be the next secretary of state. 97 house republicans signed a letter to president obama saying rice misled the nation about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. rice has been criticized for saying shortly after attack that it did not appear to be an act of terrorism. >>> president obama wraps up his trip to southeast asia. his last stop was cambodia. he attended a summit of regional leaders and in a private meeting expressed his concern over human rights issues in cambodia. >>> wet weather is forecast to continue through the week in the pacific northwest. heavy rain and wind is causing extensive damage in washington and oregon. there is widespread flooding and wind damage.